We Are Praxis Spinal Cord Institute

Praxis is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that leads global collaboration in spinal cord injury research, innovation and care. We accelerate the translation of discoveries and best practices into improved treatments for people with spinal cord injuries.


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COVID-19 Update

The health and safety of the SCI community, our partners and employees are our top priority.
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We’ve Changed Our Name

The Rick Hansen Institute is now Praxis Spinal Cord Institute. We may look different, but our commitment to the SCI community is…
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2019 Year In Review

It’s been quite a year for Praxis Spinal Cord Institute. From small initiatives to big ones, we are working make change happen…
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Praxis Part Of MoneySense 2020 Top Charities

Praxis has once again been named as one of MoneySense's top-rated charities in Canada for 2020.
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Meet The New Board Chair, Dr. Ian Rigby

Dr. Ian Rigby was voted in as Board Chair at Praxis’ Board Meeting in June 2019, having served as a board member…
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Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Community Report

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Imagine improving the lives of millions of people around the world who live with a spinal cord injury.

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Key Initiatives + Resources

National SCI Registry

Learn more about the largest database tracking the experiences of Canadians with SCI.

Our Impact

At Praxis, we are driven by our vision of a world without paralysis after SCI. Since 2009, we have worked to make exceptional improvements in the health of people with SCI.


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